Sailing, Stacks of books, and a cup of tea

DSC_0030A little birdie told me that Lidy from The French Garden House is having a wonderful giveaway.  So, please stop by and enter.


I am obsessed with book stacks lately.

book french

Some enchanting eveningThe other day my friend Joyce from Nanas Little Hobby and I went for a drive to visit Bowerbird & Friends.

Storybook bookset on storybook backgroundI bought another book stack, I love it when they leave bits of the original bindings. Here's one that is a smaller stack with lots and lots of gold leafing.

We went to this amazing place and bought some pretty ribbon.  OMG I found mossy trim and lovely silk flowers, and well does this look like Happily ever after or what?

happily ever after

Here's one that I created using lovely French script trim from Homestead Treasures on etsy.

french script book stack

Thank you for your words of encouragement on my last post.  It's nice to know that I am not alone.  I went sailing into my imagination and I found my creative muse waiting for me.

books paris and karen's background

Remember the pillow I made the other day from my Paris Pillow fabric?

Paris Pillow fabric

Well, I just got a new fabric delivered yesterday.  This one is called French Letter, Fancy Dress.  I designed a fancy dress and used the Graphics Fairy's French script as the background.  I am getting ready to make another pillow to match.

new fabric called French Letter dress

Phew, all this creating, linking and writing has made me want a cup of tea.

I'm in the mood for a cup of tea

Today is Pink Saturday, and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting this very pink day.

hapy pink saturday march

SAILWishing you a magical day.  The name of this song for this post is Sailing by Christopher Cross...remember this one?

"If the wind is right you can sail away and find's not  far to never never land."

it was a magical day for sailing
Elyse said...

hi karen,

i'm a bit behind in my blog visits but hope everything is okay. tea in the afternoon is always a good thing.

am loving the pink floral paris ribbon! ooh la la.

happy weekend


Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You are amazing. You get a stack of books and adorn them to the max. I love the moss ribbon and the added touch of the key. Just awesome!!!!!!! i love the Pillow French letter, Fancy dress is utterly amazing. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. ~~Sherry~~

Terri said...

Oh my! Such beautiful books stacked so artistically! Your entire post is gorgeous!
The new fabric too is stunning!

Cindy said...

What a fantastic post! I love EVERYTHING! So inspiring and I have never seen a book bundle with moss; crazy-cool! Your pillow is to die for too!
Happy PS!

Anonymous said...

Happy pink Saturday Karen, your book stacks are beautiful, in fact your whole blog is.

Lisa x

seeker said...

I never heard of book stacks -- what a wonderful way to use old books as decor! Thank you for the ideas! Love the pillows, too :-)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So many beautiful things in this post!! i absolutely adore your Book Bundles!! So pretty!! And Creative!!



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, I have to have stacks of books with pretty ribbon gracing my tables or shelves! With a sprig of lavender, a key or a crown on top, stacks of books are a must. You do it so well dearest. Love to you, Anita

Tricia said...

Oh my gosh! Those book stacks and ribbons are super gorgeous! And your new fabric is breathtaking! Wow! Did you do those photos on photoshop using your new info? I would love to learn how to do that. I must tell you that I am a book-a-holic and I'm afraid you have now introduced me to another book-thing that I am just going to have to try! You are so talented! I just loved looking at your post - made my heart smile.


Tricia said...

I re-did my Wed. post for a Pink Sat. post and highlighted your blog. I borrowed one of your photos - and hopefully gave you credit and linked to your blog correctly. I hope that is ok! If not, let me know and I will re-do it. I just wanted to let people know how awesome your blog is!


Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love these printed ribbons?
Are they part of your fabric line?

~ Gabriela ~

Char said...

Hello Karen, as you can see, I too am still making my pinkie rounds. I hate to miss a post, there are so many wonderful blogs out there.
Happy Pink Saturday my friend. Your post is just like magic, so many textures, so many colors, it's all so beautiful.
I love the books and how you have decorated them along with the ribbon.
Have a wonderful week, and thank you for the kind comments on my post, Char

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, sweet friend.

I adore all of your fabric designs, and I love your book stacks. Thank you for sharing the lovely print you e-mailed.

And, the music makes me close my eyes and dream of "Sailing".